History ParentalAbandonment / AnimeAndManga

5th Feb '17 5:34:19 PM KrspaceT
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*** Sanji: The first time we see him he's working on a boat, and no mention of other relatives other than his father figure Zeff [[spoiler: Least until late into the series where we find out his family are assassins and Sanji isn't on good speaking terms with his father.]]

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*** Sanji: The first time we see him he's working on a boat, and no mention of other relatives other than his father figure Zeff [[spoiler: Least until late into the series where we find out his family are assassins and Sanji isn't on good speaking terms with his father.father and his mother, the nice parent, is dead.]]
2nd Feb '17 12:45:46 AM Zeke
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* ''Manga/MinamiKe'' is a show about three sisters and their daily lives, ranging in age from high to elementary school. But... where are their parents?

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* ''Manga/MinamiKe'' is a show about three sisters and their daily lives, ranging in age from high to elementary school. But... where Where are their parents?parents? We're never outright told, but they're pretty strongly implied to be dead. The best evidence is a poignant moment where Haruka tells Chiaki that Fujioka reminds her of their father -- and Chiaki, whose memory of him apparently isn't as strong, goes to sit on Fujioka's lap (which becomes her habit for the rest of the series).
** Meanwhile, Chiaki's classmate Touma Minami (no relation) lives with her three brothers... and no one else. Yep, this series has ''two'' parentless Minami families!
* The Aizawas in ''Manga/SquidGirl'', just like the Minamis above, are a family of three siblings whose parents are mysteriously absent, leaving the oldest sister in charge. We've actually seen the Aizawa parents, but only very briefly in Eiko's memory, and the fact that Squid Girl is at one point offered their room (they "don't use it now") makes it pretty clear that they're gone.


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* Played with in ''Manga/KOn''. Yui's parents do exist but Ui seems to do their job anyway, and it's a running joke that they're never around when the band visits Yui -- until the one time they ''are''.
16th Jan '17 2:19:26 PM BirdAlliance
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* Bell lost both of his parents ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'' when he was young and he was raised by his grandfather, who is also deceased by the time the series starts.
** Lilluka's parent died in the dungeon trying to make a fortune.
* Kaito in ''Anime/WaitingInTheSummer'' refers to his parents to be "living in his memory" after they passed away.
* In ''Anime/TamakoMarket'', Tamako's mother passed away when she was five. She is fine with it though. This is later shown in a flashback in TheMovie.
* Mitsuha's mother in ''Anime/YourName'' passed away when she was young, causing her father to distant from the rest of the family and Mitsuha to be living with her grandmother and her little sister.
30th Dec '16 8:08:15 AM flodoris
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** Gaara's (and his siblings') mother died in childbirth, and his father tried to kill him [[spoiler:before he himself was killed by Orochimaru.]]

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** Gaara's (and his siblings') mother died in childbirth, and his father tried to kill him [[spoiler:before before he himself was killed by Orochimaru.]]



** [[spoiler:Asuma]] dies before his child is born. At least the kid will still have a mother in [[spoiler:Kurenai]] and a father-figure in [[spoiler:Shikamaru]].
** According to Kiba, his father supposedly left because of how scary his mother was (whether or not he was kidding about that being the reason or even if it happened at all is debatable).
** Even the bad guys are not spared. Sasori's first two puppets were made in the image of his parents, who were killed by Kakashi's dad Sakumo. This extends to the series's original BigBad, Orochimaru, whose parents died when he was fairly young; [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Pain]]/Nagato and Konan]], whose parents were killed in the 2nd Shinobi World War; Kimimaro, whose father kept him in a cage for most of his life before getting himself and the rest of his clan (barring Kimimaro) killed during their war against the Hidden Mist Village; and Haku, whose father killed his mother and tried to do the same to Haku, who killed him in self-defense.
** [[spoiler:Nagato and Konan]]'s childhood friend [[spoiler:Yahiko]] also lost his parents during the war.

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** [[spoiler:Asuma]] Asuma dies before his child is born. At least the kid will still have a mother in [[spoiler:Kurenai]] Kurenai and a father-figure in [[spoiler:Shikamaru]].
** According to Kiba, his father supposedly left because of how scary his mother was (whether or not he was kidding about that being the reason or even if it happened at all is debatable).
** Even the bad guys are not spared. Sasori's first two puppets were made in the image of his parents, who were killed by Kakashi's dad Sakumo. This extends to the series's original BigBad, Orochimaru, whose parents died when he was fairly young; [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Pain]]/Nagato and Konan]], whose parents were killed in the 2nd Shinobi World War; Kimimaro, whose father kept him in a cage for most of his life before getting himself and the rest of his clan (barring Kimimaro) killed during their war against the Hidden Mist Village; and Haku, whose father killed his mother and tried to do the same to Haku, who killed him in self-defense.
** [[spoiler:Nagato and Konan]]'s childhood friend [[spoiler:Yahiko]] also lost his parents during the war.
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** Kakashi lost his mother to sickness and his father later committed suicide after being disgraced.

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** Kakashi lost Even the bad guys are not spared. Sasori's first two puppets were made in the image of his parents, who were killed by Kakashi's dad Sakumo. This extends to the series's original BigBad, Orochimaru, whose parents died when he was fairly young; Nagato and Konan, whose parents were killed in the 2nd Shinobi World War; Obito which like Naruto never knew his parent; Kimimaro, whose father kept him in a cage for most of his life before getting himself and the rest of his clan (barring Kimimaro) killed during their war against the Hidden Mist Village; and Haku, whose father killed his mother to sickness and his father later committed suicide after being disgraced.tried to do the same to Haku, who killed him in self-defense.
1st Sep '16 8:19:59 AM Monolaf317
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* In ''SchoolRumble,'' Tenma and Yakumo Tsukamoto live without their parents. No explanation is given and the father is the only parent seen (and then only in flashbacks). Harima Kenji is living with his cousin and we never see his parents (though he does have a younger brother who I would assume lives with them), Oji Karasuma's parents live in America, and we actually get to see Eri Sawachika's parents but they are still away most of the time, leaving her in the care of the family servants.

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* In ''SchoolRumble,'' ''Manga/SchoolRumble,'' Tenma and Yakumo Tsukamoto live without their parents. No explanation is given and the father is the only parent seen (and then only in flashbacks). Harima Kenji is living with his cousin and we never see his parents (though he does have a younger brother who I would assume lives with them), Oji Karasuma's parents live in America, and we actually get to see Eri Sawachika's parents but they are still away most of the time, leaving her in the care of the family servants.



* So, if Yamabuki is Nazuna's local school, why is she living in [[Manga/HidamariSketch the Hidamari Apartments]] now? [[spoiler:Her father was sent to work elsewhere just before school started. Unexectedly, Nozuna's mom followed him because "he's useless living alone."]] [[FragileFlower Poor girl]].

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* So, if Yamabuki is Nazuna's local school, why is she living in [[Manga/HidamariSketch the Hidamari Apartments]] now? [[spoiler:Her father was sent to work elsewhere just before school started. Unexectedly, Unexpectedly, Nozuna's mom followed him because "he's useless living alone."]] [[FragileFlower Poor girl]].
1st Sep '16 8:17:53 AM Monolaf317
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* ''NightHeadGenesis'' follows this trope strictly up to a certain point. Naoto and Naoya are abandoned by their parents because they fear the siblings' destructive powers. As a result the brothers spend 15 years in a research facility, eventually escaping only to find out that [[spoiler:their parents have blanked out certain memories and are convinced that the two have perished as children while trying to same a little girl from drowning.]]

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* ''NightHeadGenesis'' ''Night Head Genesis'' follows this trope strictly up to a certain point. Naoto and Naoya are abandoned by their parents because they fear the siblings' destructive powers. As a result the brothers spend 15 years in a research facility, eventually escaping only to find out that [[spoiler:their parents have blanked out certain memories and are convinced that the two have perished as children while trying to same a little girl from drowning.]]



*** Hotohori's mother was an iron-fisted FoldDigger in the court and died a few years after he was appointed as the heir to the throne.

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*** Hotohori's mother was an iron-fisted FoldDigger GoldDigger in the court and died a few years after he was appointed as the heir to the throne.
1st Sep '16 8:16:06 AM Monolaf317
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** In [[AllThereInTheManuel supplementary material]], it's revealed that Haruka's parents are dead and she was adopted by her's and Keitaro's grandmother.

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** In [[AllThereInTheManuel [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]], it's revealed that Haruka's parents are dead and she was adopted by her's and Keitaro's grandmother.
24th Aug '16 9:14:58 AM Monolaf317
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** Maria, who is a DoorstopBaby

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** Maria, who is a DoorstopBabyDoorstopBaby.



* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', the parents of the members of the protagonistâs high school football team take little to no interest whatsoever in the activities of their children (with the exception of Komisubi's folks.) But this trope really comes into play during the Death March storyline, when the team is given to the option to spend their entire summer vacation in America, enduring a hellish and potentially life-threatening TrainingFromHell. All of them accept the offer without consulting, informing or even thinking about their parents, and none of them are ever shown contacting their folks to let them know that they'll be on another continent for the next several weeks.
** Which is a shame, because we'd love to see that phone call. "Hi, mom? I won't be home for dinner. I'm going to be pushing a truck from Houston to Las Vegas. I should be back in about six weeks, assuming I don't die of heat exhaustion. Tell sis she can have the Hot Pocket I left in the freezer. Bye!"
** We do see a few scenes on their return from the Death March in volume 11. Some parents are largely kept in the dark, like Sena's parents and Yukimitsu's [[EducationMama mother]], and some get more of the gory details, like Komusubi's dad and Monta's (apparently apathetic) mother.

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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', the parents of the members of the protagonistâs protagonist's high school football team take little to no interest whatsoever in the activities of their children (with the exception of Komisubi's folks.) But this trope really comes into play during the Death March storyline, when the team is given to the option to spend their entire summer vacation in America, enduring a hellish and potentially life-threatening TrainingFromHell. All of them accept the offer without consulting, informing or even thinking about their parents, and none of them are ever shown contacting their folks to let them know that they'll be on another continent for the next several weeks.
** Which is a shame, because we'd love to see that phone call. "Hi, mom? I won't be home for dinner. I'm going to be pushing a truck from Houston to Las Vegas. I should be back in about six weeks, assuming I don't die of heat exhaustion. Tell sis she can have the Hot Pocket I left in the freezer. Bye!"
** We do see a few scenes on their return from the Death March in volume Volume 11. Some parents are largely kept in the dark, like Sena's parents and Yukimitsu's [[EducationMama mother]], and some get more of the gory details, like Komusubi's dad and Monta's (apparently apathetic) mother.



* ''Manga/MinamiKe'' is a show about three sisters and their daily lives, ranging in age from high to elementary school. But... where are their parents???

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* ''Manga/MinamiKe'' is a show about three sisters and their daily lives, ranging in age from high to elementary school. But... where are their parents???parents?



* There are several in Anime/QueensBlade:

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* There are several in Anime/QueensBlade:''Anime/QueensBlade'':



* Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}, was, as a baby, mistaken for a pig that snuck aboard his parents' ship and dropped on Earth.

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* Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}, ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'', was, as a baby, mistaken for a pig that snuck aboard his parents' ship and dropped on Earth.
24th Aug '16 9:11:28 AM Monolaf317
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** Haruka's {{telepathy}} powers plus InnocentlyInsensitive nature also caused this trope--by blurting out the affairs ''both'' her parents had in front of them. Both of them abandoned her to her grandfather, with the mother stated that [[WhamLine she wished Haruka to not been born]].

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** Haruka's {{telepathy}} powers plus InnocentlyInsensitive nature also caused this trope--by trope--[[LivingLieDetector by blurting out out]] [[YourCheatingHeart the affairs affairs]] ''both'' her parents had in front of them. Both of them abandoned her to her grandfather, with the mother stated that [[WhamLine she wished wished]] [[IHaveNoSon Haruka to not been born]].born.]]



* In Manhwa/{{Chonchu}}, the eponymous character suffers a lot from this and tries to hide it by behaving like a rabid dog in need of blood.

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* In Manhwa/{{Chonchu}}, ''Manhwa/{{Chonchu}}'', the eponymous character suffers a lot from this and tries to hide it by behaving like a rabid dog in need of blood.



* In ''Manga/DestroyAndRevolution, Makoto's father committed suicide. His mother abandoned him. And his grandmother died from old age. As a result, he has no family.

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* In ''Manga/DestroyAndRevolution, ''Manga/DestroyAndRevolution'', Makoto's father committed suicide. His mother abandoned him. And his grandmother died from old age. As a result, he has no family.
4th Aug '16 10:33:49 AM Willbyr
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* The titular character from KimbaTheWhiteLion has his father shot by poachers, while his mother drowned in a boat. Lyra also lost her parents to hunters.

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* The titular character from KimbaTheWhiteLion ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' has his father shot by poachers, while his mother drowned in a boat. Lyra also lost her parents to hunters.
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